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NGC 6541 is well placed

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 (208 days ago)

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Across much of the world the globular cluster NGC 6541 in Corona Australis will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -43°42', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 26°N.

From Ashburn (click to change), it will not be readily observable since it will lie so far south that it will never rise more than 7° above the horizon.

At magnitude 6.6, NGC6541 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of NGC6541 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC6541 18h07m50s -43°42' Corona Australis 6.6 13'06"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 23 June 2017
Sunrise 05:43
Sunset 20:38
Twilight ends
Twilight begins

29-day old moon
Age of Moon
29 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:51 13:22 20:53
Venus 03:14 10:05 16:56
Moon 05:38 12:46 19:53
Mars 06:28 13:55 21:23
Jupiter 14:01 19:51 01:45
Saturn 19:45 00:36 05:23


The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE405 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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